Tata Harrier is one of the much anticipated vehicles by the automaker to be launched in the Indian market in January 2019. In order to gain maximum benefit from the buzz, Tata Motors is leaving no stones unturned to keep the heat alive in the market. Earlier, the manufacturer teased the interior of the upcoming Harrier SUV in a video and adding to the list, a new teaser video has been released providing more details about the interior of the SUV.
According to the newly released teaser, the Harrier will offer a silver insert along the lower edge of the dashboard and silver surrounds for the AC vents. It also has faux wood trim and a floating touchscreen infotainment system in the centre, while the interior door handles have silver and brown inserts and unlike most new Tata cars, the Harrier will be offered with JBL speakers.
According to the reports, the Harrier's infotainment screen will be sourced from Visteon. The same infotainment screen makes the digital instrument cluster for the Range Rover Velar. Other features include MirrorLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, in addition to doubling up as the display for satellite navigation and the reverse camera. Also, one of the main factors responsible for the switch from a Harman-supplied infotainment to a Visteon system is due to smoother operating and faster interface. Just like on other Tata models such as the Tiago, Nexon and Tigor, the Harrier’s sound system will be sourced from Harman. On the other hand, the top- spec trims will be offered with a sub-woofer setup, like seen on the Tata Hexa.
Tata Motors has claimed that the SUV has been tested for 2.2 million kilometres on the toughest of terrains, and its engine has been christened ‘Kryotec’. The brand also says that the ‘Kryotec’ name is inspired by the cryogenic rocket engine, known for its power and reliability. However, Tata Motors is yet to reveal the exact engine displacement figures. Though reports suggest that the engine is derived from Fiat’s four- cylinder Multijet II diesel unit and will make around 140 hp in the Harrier. The same engine empowers the Jeep Compass.
Apart from the, the automaker will also offer multiple drive modes that will work in conjunction with the terrain response modes. The previously spied images of the Tata Harrier reveal the dial for the different driving modes. Also, Tata Harrier will be offered with two gearbox options – a 6- speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6- speed automatic. However, the automatic gearbox will make its debut in the BS- VI version of the SUV that will debut along with the 7- seat variant of the SUV.
Based on the OMEGA platform, derived from Land Rover's D8 architecture, the upcoming Tata Harrier utilizes Impact Design 2.0 design language. Harrier is the first Tata car to have this design language. The exterior offers lighting cluster housing both headlamps and fog lamps, piano black grille with TATA logo in the front- centre and flanked by LED DRLs at the top corners and the honeycomb grille and faux skid plates at the bottom. The rear gets wide tail lights stretching from one end to the other, integrated with turn and reverse lights, while the rear fog lights are located just above the rear bumper.
The pricing for the Tata Harrier is expected to be between Rs 16-21 lakh, ex- showroom. The manufacturer has started the pre- bookings for the 2019 Harrier. The booking amount is set at Rs 30,000, and the buyers can also book the SUV online. With deliveries expected to commence by the end of January, the launch and the price announcement for the Harrier are likely to take place in early January. When launched, the Tata Harrier will challenge the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass in Indian market. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming Tata Harrier.